Ingram Micro’s Updated 2016 Solution Provider Events Calendar

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Ingram Micro offers educational events to help your business grow and succeed. At Ingram Micro, we understand that running a successful IT business means balancing industry education and networking opportunities with the day-to-day responsibilities of business ownership.

To pick the best match for your specific business growth needs, take a few minutes to explore this overview of our 2016 events. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 

If you would like more information or would like to be included on the invitation list for any of the events listed on the flyer, please contact your Ingram Micro account executive or Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com.

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Announcing 2016 Ingram Micro Solution Provider Events

Events Calendar At Ingram Micro, we understand that running a successful IT business means balancing industry education and networking opportunities with the day-to-day responsibilities of business ownership. To pick the best match for your specific business growth needs, take a few minutes to explore this overview of our 2016 events.

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change.

If you would like more information or would like to be included on the invitation list for any of the events listed on the flyer, please contact your Ingram Micro account executive or Ingram_Marketing_Agency@ingrammicro.com.

Get Pumped for Vantage Events!

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Get excited for our one-day Vantage Regional Roadshow events! We have 3 more remaining in 2015!

 Improve Your Vantage Point – How to prepare for the new IT?

In this new age of IT, with data, compliance, and security challenges, companies have to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Ingram Micro can help solution providers meet this new age of IT and weed through the complexities by offering best-in-breed sales support, professional services, supply chain management, logistics and technology options to them and their customers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • HOT presentation topics based on Top CIO Priorities
  • Industry Keynote Speaker Jen Golbeck, Scientist, author, and TEDX speaker. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics.
  • Integrated Solution Workshop – group discussions and group work on real-world use cases

REMAINING 2015 EVENTS:

August Vantage Denver – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/vrqcft?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

September Vantage NYC – register below:
http://www.cvent.com/d/frqcbg?ct=e0786517-2235-4b47-a053-6ce062b21afc

October Vantage Seattle – registration link available soon.

Contact us at ingram_marketing_agency@ingrammicro.com to be added to any of these event invitation lists.

Last Chance to Register for the Ingram Micro ONE Event in Las Vegas!

Register Now!
ONE Fall, Sept. 21-24
Aria Las Vegas

Registration closes Sept. 2.

If you missed the inaugural ONE Spring event in New Orleans, make sure you don’t miss ONE Fall. It’s the first event of its kind to bring all of the Ingram Micro communities together–along with the full force of our technology and services resources and vendors–under one roof. And we’re not done yet.

Nowhere else can you find this level of technology insights, business development education, networking and partnership opportunity, while also learning how Ingram Micro can help you realize the promise of technology.

Twice a year Ingram Micro hosts a partnership event like no other, where our partner communities, vertical specialists, technology gurus and all our vendors gather as one. Attendees have access to:

  • Peer best practices on topics such as vertical success, BYOD and cloud during solution-provider roundtables
  • Business development coaching from industry experts such as Larry Walsh, Ryan Morris and Laura Posey
  • Insight into technology trends such as Big Data and opportunities such as unified communications and collaboration from Ingram Micro’s team of experts
  • Keynote address from Paul Bay, president, Ingram Micro North America, and Steve Forbes, chairman of Forbes Media
  • PLUS … an expansive Solutions Showcase along with plenty of time out on the town

Who will be attending?

  • Ingram Micro community partners from SMB and SMB Canada, VTN, Systems ArchiTECHS, Public Sector SLED and Healthcare
  • Ingram Micro and vendor experts presenting technology breakouts on:
    • Verticals (Public Sector, retail and finance)
    • Data Capture/Point-of-Sale and Physical Security
    • BYOD and Collaboration
    • Unified Communications and Pro AV/Digital Signage
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Advanced Computing and Technology Divisions

Click here to: REGISTER NOW!

Have questions? Email us at one@ingrammicro.com.

 

IM Cloud Summit – 1 more week for registration!

Registration Open Until April 4th for the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014

Spotlighting its global cloud services leadership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in supply-chain and mobile device lifecycle services, announced in February that registration for its Cloud Summit 2014 is now open to channel partners and prospects worldwide. The annual event will take place in Hollywood, Fla., April 7 – 9, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat. A discounted early-bird registration is open until Feb. 23, 2014 and event registration closes April 4, 2014.

Themed “Rise Above,” the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014 is widely recognized as the global IT channel’s largest, dedicated cloud services event. With more than 1,000 attendees, the three-day event will attract hundreds of the IT industry’s top solution providers (value added resellers, system integrators, managed service providers and telecom service providers), cloud services providers, cloud vendors and other cloud innovators and thought leaders. The event will be keynoted by Internet services mastermind and industry pioneer Terry Jones, the former CIO of Sabre, founder of Travelocity.com and current chairman of Kayak.com. Jones will take main stage to share his views on how companies must adapt to change, strive to create a high-performance, innovative culture and embrace cloud services.

Ingram Micro’s Vice President of Managed Services and Cloud Computing Reneé Bergeron will host the event and provide valuable insight into the distributor’s global cloud strategy. She will also discuss the changing market dynamics as well as the threats and opportunities cloud-based services bring to the IT channel. Several Ingram Micro channel partners will also present their business successes, discuss lessons learned and share how they teamed with Ingram Micro to reinvent their businesses, embrace cloud and deliver more value to customers.

Attendees will also have several opportunities to network and participate in a variety of business development sessions covering topics around sales, marketing, operations, financing and cloud-driven solutions. Other notable speakers include Gartner Vice President and Distinguished Analyst Tiffani Bova, Ingram Micro Chief Executive Officer Alain Monié and Ingram Micro Executive Vice President of Global Business Process and Cloud Computing Nimesh Dave.

“Ingram Micro’s Cloud Summit is the place to be for channel partners who are serious about cloud services and want to fast-track their business to success,” says Bergeron. “Our goal is for attendees to leave the Cloud Summit with the insights, resources, relationships and confidence they need to build a stronger business, profit from cloud services sales and deliver exceptional service and value to their customers. The future of IT is cloud computing and Ingram Micro is committed to leading the market and ensuring our partners are well positioned to rise above and prosper.”

Follow the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit on Twitter via the hashtag #IMCloud2014 or by visiting IngramMicroCloud.com.

For more information on Ingram Micro Cloud or Cloud Summit 2014 visit http://im-cloudsummit.com or email cloud@ingrammicro.com.

Event Recap: Technology Solutions Conference March 11 – 14, 2014 in Buffalo, NY

Last week Ingram Micro associates, solution providers, and manufacturer partners gathered in Buffalo, NY for the annual Technology Solutions Conference covering the technology solutions of Big Data, BYOD, and Collaboration. The conference theme was “Next Generation Productivity: Leveraging Big Data/Analytics, Collaboration, and BYOD”.

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Big Data, BYOD, Collaboration Presentation

Snowed in on Wednesday!

Snowed in on Wednesday!

Although we were hit with a blizzard warning on Wednesday, it was a great turnout and a valuable time had by all. Some attendee comments include:

“We love the opportunity to get to Buffalo and see our inside team and other Ingram departments.”

“The Big Data, BYOD and Collaboration presenters were best in class.  I have been to many industry events and no one comes close to the passion and expertise delivered at the conference.”

Conference highlights include:

  • Welcome Reception at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery sponsored by Veeam
  • Training from Symantec/VMware
  • Enlightening General Session Presentations from Cisco and Juniper Networks
  • Top notch “Ask the Ingram Micro Experts” Panel
  • Peer Success Story presented by Tim Gafnea from IRG of Georgia
  • Valuable Breakout Sessions presented by 20 various manufacturer sponsors
  • Technology Fair and Showcase representing 50+ manufacturer sponsors and Ingram Micro departments
  • Tours, sales meetings, and additional trainings at the Ingram Micro Buffalo Office
  • Luck of the Irish Party at Rendezvous Nightclub at the Statler Building
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Welcome Reception at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery

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Expert Panel

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Collaborative Conference Room Demo

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Technology Fair

If you weren’t able to join us in Buffalo last week for the general sessions, we are having a repeat presentation of the “Next Generation Productivity: Leveraging Big Data/Analytics, Collaboration, and BYOD” keynote on Tuesday, March 25 via webinar. You can register HERE.

Making the Most out of an Ingram Micro Event

With the Ingram Micro Technology Solutions Conference coming up next week on March 11 – 14 in Buffalo, NY, we’d like to share some tips on how to make the most out of your Ingram Micro event experience.

Pre-Event Preparation

  • Make sure you take a look at the event website for pertinent logistical and event info
  • Carefully review the agenda and mark down breakout sessions you want to attend, as well as companies you want to connect with during the event
  • Connect with any presenters or companies on LinkedIn for a pre-event introduction, you can even try to set up a quick chat or meal while you’re at the event
  • Know who your Ingram Micro sales rep is and any supporting help is – if that person will be onsite at the event, be prepared with a list of items you’d like to discuss with your rep

Onsite Takeaways

  • Attend all General Session presentations – there’s a reason why those presentations are available to everyone!
  • Remember what you learn – make an effort to write down one major takeaway for each session
  • Choose the right breakout sessions to attend that will most benefit your business objectives
  • Put away the smartphone during the sessions and pay attention. You might just learn something new and valuable. There will always be breaks scheduled for you to check emails and make phone calls.

Networking

  • Talk to someone you haven’t met before. You’ll have many opportunities to sit next to or interact with different people all across the country.
  • Make sure to attend the Tech Fair and meet the vendor sponsors
  • Remember to collect business cards
  • Take advantage of all the networking and evening outings to meet like-minded people and build relationships
  • Feel free to schmooze at the social events in a more relaxed and casual setting

Real-Time Follow Up

  • Now armed with those business cards and new contacts, follow up in a timely manner. Add them on LinkedIn or Facebook. Those contacts will appreciate your prompt follow up.
  • Pay it forward – share with your colleagues or friends the information you learned at the event. Talk to your boss about the new connections you made. Hopefully the next time someone else attends an event, they will reciprocate and share knowledge with you.